CONFERENCE DETAILS

Over 400 industry experts will present new solutions and innovations for the future in 66 conference sessions broken up in 8 tracks offering full conference attendees a chance to earn 11 PDH credit hours.

The conference sessions are organized into multiple concurrent session tracks.

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CONFERENCE TRACKS

 

Asset Resilience and Sustainability

ASSET RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY

Seasoned managers share lessons learned and new insights to arrive at sound, profitable solutions to asset management challenges.  The seven sessions in this track will help you address key asset management issues, with a goal towards improving the bottom line.

Who Should Attend:

Consultants, Equipment Manufacturers/Suppliers, Generation Managers, Hydroelectric Department Managers (Engineering, Communications, Finance and Human Resources), Managers of Hydroelectric Assets, Production Managers

 

 

Civil Works and Dam Safety

CIVIL WORKS AND DAM SAFETY

What are the best practices or methods for managing safety issues related to dams and civil structures?
Attendees learn from dam owners, managers and regulators about products, programs, and approaches in use today.  Explore practical ideas that will help you manage the maintenance or modification of civil components.

Who Should Attend:
Civil/Structural Engineers, Consultants, Dam Safety Managers and Regulators, Maintenance Supervisors, Operations Supervisors, Project Managers, Service Contractors

 

 

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MARINE AND HYDROKINETIC ENERGY

Experts cover the more technical aspects of marine hydrokinetics worldwide and is intended to supplement some of the higher-level information being presented at other MHK conferences.

Who Should Attend:
Device Developers, Technical Staff, Supply Chain Companies, Heads of R&D, University Personnel, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Potential Installers

 

 

New Development

NEW DEVELOPMENT

Where do promising new opportunities for hydroelectric development exist?  What types of development approaches can serve as successful models for emerging hydro thoughout the world?

These sessions examine the major forces that are moving new hydro forward and explore solutions to the challenges faced along the way.

Who Should Attend:
Business Development Specialists, Consultants, Equipment Manufacturers/Suppliers, Financiers/Lenders/Insurers, Project Developers, Project Owners

 

 

Operations and Maintenance

OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

Every aspect of hydro plant operations and maintencance contribute to it's success.
Hydropower’s most innovative and progressive O&M managers share their approaches to cutting costs, improving equipment longevity and performance, and increasing worker safety.

Who Should Attend:
Consultants, Equipment Manufacturers/Suppliers, Maintenance Supervisors, O&M Personnel, Operations Supervisors, Plant Managers and Superintendents, Project Managers, Safety Specialists, Service Contractors



Policies and Regulations

POLICIES AND REGULATIONS

Experts share their perspectives on policy and regulatory initiatives in their regions.  The track offers perspectives from throughout the world on hydro policy, with some sessions that focus specifically on U.S hydro policies and regulations.  Attendees learn licensing requirements, and strategies to help them navigate the licensing process quickly and efficiently

Who Should Attend:
Attorneys, Business Managers, Compliance Managers, Consultants, Electricity Supply Regulators, Financiers, Hydro Generation Managers, Independent System Operators, Owners of Hydroelectric Assets, Regulators, Resource Agency Representatives, Tribal Representatives

 

 

Water Resources

WATER AND ENVIRONMENT

The allocation and management of water resources is complex.
Experts provide solutions to challenges and share insights about water resource negotiations, the impact of climate change, and new tools for reservoir management.

Who Should Attend:
Consultants, Environmental Specialists, Project Owners, Special Interest Group Representatives, Water Resources Attorneys, Water Resource/Watershed Managers